I have been a bit absent from posting to my blog as of late. The last eight months have been a bit of a whirlwind as we’ve settled in after our big move and subsequent other moves since our arrival in Alaska in August 2021. We spent a month in an apartment and in September moved on to a duplex for the winter, up until we purchased and closed on a new home right after the holidays.
With all of the moving I did manage to get some crafting done but not much blogging. We have had several new to us experiences the last few months. Living in apartment being one, felt like we should be newlywed college kids. We saw the Northern Lights for the first time! We lived through our first Alaska winter, something I had worried a bit about commuting in. Thankfully the road crews do a great job and having a set of studded tires worked fabulous! My hubby spent many nights clearing parking lots after fresh snow falls with the company he works for. The stores all acquired mini-mountain ranges in their parking lots made from all the snow getting pushed into piles!
It has officially been spring for a few weeks but it took awhile for our weather to get the message. We had several sunny days and the snow started to melt. Then it snowed again, not much and moved back to sun. The Kenai river thawed from a solid icy surface to floating chunks, to just a free flowing river. The grasses have reappeared to the delight of our dogs and the moose who are tired of trudging through snow. The daylight hours are stretching longer and longer. I think I’m going to love the summer here! I watched the sun set last night as it dipped down around 9:30pm!
My art/craft studio is coming together, a slow project with working and life going on. I promise a studio tour when it is presentable enough!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of my little craft blog the last few months. I have a love for paper-crafting and figured my blog would be geared more towards featuring that, but, I have another love and that is painting. I love anything crafty really, but painting is what is speaking to my heart right now. The epic scenery of this wonderful land we’ve moved to is so very inspiring. Landscapes and critters make my heart smile. Alaska is such an inspiring place and I feel compelled right now to take advantage of that feeling. In other words, you may notice some changes with my blog, a little less paper crafting and more art as I explore possibly creating my own business from my art. It gives me butterflies just to think about, but it’s the same feeling that I had when we decided to move north. Scary, but so exciting and it felt like the right thing to do for us. Stay tuned we’ll see where my path takes me!